Term dates

Information on term dates for the 2019-20 school year in Leicester.

Further information

Important information about term dates

Following a public consultation exercise that concluded in September 2018, Leicester City Council has decided to align future term dates with those published by Leicestershire County Council. This has resulted in changes being made to the dates that had previously been published for 2019/20.  The revised dates for that academic year can be seen in the attachment below.

We have also published term dates for 2020/21 and 2021/22 that match the dates used by Leicestershire County Council.

Term dates

The information below shows the date patterns we set, which all maintained and voluntary controlled schools in the city are obliged to follow. Please note that each school will close to pupils on 3 days during the academic year for teacher training. Schools can choose different dates on which to close, so we strongly advise that you check with your own school directly to confirm their own term dates.

Academies and free schools are able to set their own term dates.  If your child attends an academy or a free school, you should check with the school directly to ask them about their own term dates.

School term and holiday dates 2019/20

Autumn term 2019

Open / Closure/ Holidays Dates
Schools open Thursday 29 August 2019
Schools close Friday 11 October 2019
Autumn half term Monday 14 October to Friday 18 October 2019
Schools open Monday 21 October 2019
Schools close Friday 20 December 2019
Christmas and new year holiday Monday 23 December 2018 to Monday 6 January 2020

Spring term 2020

Open / Closure / Holidays Dates
Schools open Tuesday 7 January 2020
Schools close Friday 14 February 2020
Spring half term Monday 17 February to Friday 21 February 2020
Schools open Monday 24 February 2020
Schools close Friday 3 April 2020
Easter holidays Monday 6 April to Friday 17 April 2020

Summer term 2020

Open / Closure / Holidays Dates
Schools open Monday 20 April 2020
Bank holiday Friday 8 May 2020
Schools close Friday 22 May 2020
Summer half term Monday 25 May to Friday 29 May 2020
Schools open Monday 1 June 2020
Schools close Friday 10 July 2020
Summer holiday begins Monday 13 July 2020

Future term dates

School term and holiday date patterns to 2021/22 can be viewed below. Please also note the revised 2019/2020 term dates.